Here's a shawl, photographed last fall, which I actually completed a while before that. It was my first shawl and I wasn't sure I'd stick to it or even like it, so I used some mediocre yarn I had a few skeins of from a brief purple phase years back. Anyway, I ended up enjoying knitting it and it was a lot easier than I thought. I kept going until I ran out of yarn, thinking I wanted it to be fairly large… When I stretched it out and blocked it I was surprised at how big it actually became! The pattern is the Elder Tree Shawl and it's a good one.